The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of WatchGuard products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WatchGuard over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WatchGuard
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WatchGuard 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.19% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £141 £281 £243
% change year-on-year
-49.77% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -
WatchGuard
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
184 270 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 34.33% 41.93% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 180 84
Average daily rate £350 £403 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +19.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £25.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

WatchGuard
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WatchGuard across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

WatchGuard Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

WatchGuard
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WatchGuard across the Oxfordshire region.

WatchGuard Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

WatchGuard
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WatchGuard across the Oxfordshire region.

WatchGuard Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

WatchGuard
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing WatchGuard also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WatchGuard.

1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) Forcepoint
2 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (75.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture

WatchGuard
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing WatchGuard also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WatchGuard. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Junos
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (75.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) HP APS
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Forcepoint
1 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
1 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) 3Com
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ProCurve